G’day ladies, well today we have white pom poms in the bedroom – yep I’ve blogged colanders, vintage finds & now I find myself gushing about soft, fluffy, creamy white pom pom throws. Come on in it’s pretty cosy in here.
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So, when we first moved to Australia, it was the middle of a scorching hot summer, I literally took off a fleece jumper when we landed at Sydney International Airport and flung it aside, declaring that I wouldn’t be needing that for a very long time. And how right I was. Before I acclimatised to Sydney’s pretty amazing climate, a pair of jeans did not touch this little old forty-is-the-new-thirty bod for a very long time.
That was, my friends, until June rolled around. Yes if you are not from this fair place they call Down Under, you may think that a tad strange…when a lot of the world is finally casting all caution to the wind and discarding their layers to briefly wear a boob tube for a few weeks, those of us Australians are layering it on and I mean thick.
You see, in Sydney, not in other states I have heard, there ain’t much heating baby. (note : please please please no grammar emails, I know all about ain’t thank you) Oh no, no, no, one does NOT have the complete and utter luxury of life in the Old Country, where one opened the door to one’s house to a lovely, warm, cosy abode care of the thermostat on the central heating timer having clicked in, quite nicely, thank-you-very-much, just before you got home.
Nope, one has to arm oneself with things such as these…
Oh no, what happens here is at best you have reverse-cycle heating, which sounds like a solution, but from what I have experienced of it it’s blindingly stuffy and a bit eeuuuh, nothing like the central heating of my old life…nope, here, especially before Winter real rolls in towards the end of Autumn, one starts to layer…from clothes, to footwear, to beds and sofas.
On come the Uggs, the beanies and yes, unbelievably, in Australia flannelette sheets are not only available, but wanted, needed and advertised. It was only in Sydney’s Australia, I became acquainted, in the short 10 weeks or so of Winter with the benefits of flannelette sheets, pyjamas and the humble electric blanket and woe betide anyone who tries to make me switch it off.
It’s a funny thing, this short, cool Winter and if you looked at the temps and are from the Northern Hemisphere you might think that we down here who might be moaning a tad about how cold it is are lightweights, you might think we are a load of Jessies, but indeed it’s actually the opposite….we are not fluffed up with the benefits of central heating, where we are buffeted inside in the warm, wearing boardies Mr Beach Cottage, with the thermostat set at 25 when outside it’s below freezing…no here, it’s cold inside too…it may well read Sydney 19C and Sunny in the back of The Times newspaper world weather in London…but friends that does not mean at night.
And so here for us, after a few years of being cold for a couple of months we cracked it. After wondering why electric blankets, hot water bottles and beanies were at every turn, we quickly worked out why and swiftly joined the party.
Enter the humble throw and more importantly the wonderful excuse to be able to constantly purchase, store and adore them…
When I saw this one, I think there was a squeal, **** there were pom-poms on white. Yah.
On closer inspection I had misgivings about this pom pom delight…a little OTT? A little, you know, coochy coo?
But, as per my other posts on budget coastal home wares here what’s a girl to do when faced with white, softness, pom-poms and a supermarket trolley?
Well of course, she throws it in and hides it under the tinned tomatoes.
This again friends is from Aldi, apologies to those of you who left comments that no you don’t have Aldi where you live, I assumed that Aldi was in all of the States, it seems not. I also wrongly assumed that Aldi was all over Australia, apparently not Adelaide or WA. Oh girls, you don’t know what you are missing….
This little baby will probably be better suited to a sofa throw, it’s actually a single size and would be perfect folded up on the arm, or indeed even nicer under it watching TV or reading blogs on my iPad.
I will just have to check that out for myself tonight and report back…
As ever then, onwards & upwards budget coastal beachy decor lovelies…
What to you think of my pom-pom throw? You know you want one
oh and p.s. exercise healthy plan coming up – what I do, if you have any questions please leave them here, or Twitter, Facebook them to me over the next few days– there was some interesting feedback in the comments on my new exercise healthy living post, read that here if you missed it, it seems a lot of us are heading into our 40’s, or are in our twenties, or doing well in our 50’s and 60’s with the same intentions but sometimes because of life, fall off the bandwagon…let’s get back on it…
want more from the beaches? Check out Beach Cottage Daily right here xo
I have had many emails about budget decor finds and how I do it, where I look, more on that coming soon but for now if you missed them, below are a couple of links to recent finds…teamed with a bit of white & a few vintage things xo
I loved this budget home ware find from KMart – if you missed them see these blue glasses here
and a few more, including white china love right here xo
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